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Our Fleet: Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC IMA HS Hybrid CVT - September 2012

Honda
BIK List Price
£15,940
Honda Jazz BIK list price
BIK Percentage
10%
Honda Jazz BIK Percent
CO2
104g/km
Honda Jazz CO2
Combined MPG
62.8
Honda Jazz MPG

Review

Driving a small hybrid car means you’re almost never envied by those in bigger executive models.

I say ‘almost’ for a reason.

Last week was one of those very rare occasions when I had the upper hand by being in the Honda Jazz.
On the way to an event at a hotel deep in the English countryside the road was not much wider than a footpath.

And it was apparent that the road builders had scrimped on passing places. The only place to pull over was on a small slope right into the hedgerow.

While I drove along unconcerned about the lack of space a driver on his way to the same event was breaking into a sweat.

He was in a Bentley.

Although he made it to the event unscathed (luckily for him and the Bentley there was no oncoming traffic) I couldn’t help feeling smug that I’d had the stress-free journey.

And it’s not only on English country lanes where it pays to be in a supermini.

In urban areas I’m also grateful for the Jazz.

With no off-road parking at my flat there have plenty of occasions where I’ve had to squeeze into a spot on my street.

There have also been times when I’ve feared being blocked in but the Jazz’s manoeuvrability has saved me.

It pays to be sat in a Jazz when coasting towards traffic lights too. Being a ‘mild’ hybrid that’s when the Jazz’s petrol engine will temporarily shut down and you benefit from the electric motor.

But there is one environment where I’m envious of larger, more powerful models. And that’s out on the motorway when the Jazz could do with a tad more horsepower.

Top Speed
N/A
Honda Jazz Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Honda Jazz Ved
Fuel Type
Hybrid
Honda Jazz Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £5,950
4 Year 80k : £4,075
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 28.82
4 Year 80k : 27.30

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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